ICEC’s Opinion Article “Sorry, but it can’t be done!”

Too often, we hear that addressing the global need for cancer care is far too difficult and it simply cannot be done. Here at the International Cancer Export Corps, we believe global health is an obligatory part of the future and that it can be done. Read more about how we plan to transform global cancer care here!

Enlight Highlights ICEC’s Onyinye Balogun

In their latest edition, Enlight highlights one of our  Early Career Leaders, Onyinye Balogun. As a radiation oncologist at Cornell, Balogun has dedicated her life to providing education and training for radiotherapy professionals in low- and middle-income countries. Learn more about what she’s doing to improve cancer care on Page 29.

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Bringing Radiotherapy to the World

For this first time in history, we now have the data to predict the demand for radiotherapy. Now is the time to take action and make radiotherapy accessible for everyone across the globe.

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ICEC’s Manjit Dosanjh’s “From Particle Physics to Medical Applications”

ICEC’s Dr. Manjit Dosanjh has recently published an eBook! In “From Particle Physics to Medical Applications,” Dr. Dosanjh talks about the advances in medical diagnosis and cancer therapy that have been made possible because of basic physics principles and technologies developed to carry out physics research. Download a copy here!

News Deeply Features Early Career Leader Surbhi Grover

For many, delays in treatment can be a matter of life and death. Take a look at the work one of our Early Career Leaders, Surbhi Grover, is doing to improve cervical cancer care in Botswana.

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Facing Cancer Is Even Tougher If The Only Radiation Machine Is Broken

In Senegal, the only radiotherapy machine is broken, leaving patients without treatment and putting their lives at risk. For Senegalese patients, their only option is to travel 1,300 miles to Morocco for treatment.

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Cancer-Terrorism Nexus in Cameroon

In Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), there was an assumption that cancer and terrorism were two unconnected and low priority issues. Now, we know that these two issues are deeply connected and produce serious consequences. However, there are ways to minimize radiological terrorism and improve cancer care. Read more about Cancer-Terrorism Nexus in Cameroon.

Africa’s Emerging Cancer Crisis: A Call to Action

In Africa, access to quality care is limited. Patients fail to receive sufficient preventative care, timely and thorough diagnoses, and adequate treatment services. Consequently, cancer is almost always fatal for patients in Africa. Read all about the emerging cancer crisis in Africa in this article from BIO Ventures and AORTIC.

WIRED highlights ICEC’s and other efforts to develop a novel linear accelerator for lower-resourced countries

Due to the associated nuclear security risks of cobalt-60 and cesium-137 isotopic teletherapy machines to treat cancer patients in developing countries, the effort to reduce the number of such machines has spurred innovation in the design of linear accelerators.  A new article in  WIRED, “Mini particle accelerators make cancer treatment safer for everyone,” highlights the dangers of these radioactive materials and the current challenges in using linear accelerators to deliver radiotherapy in lower-resourced countries and other challenging environments. The International Cancer Expert Corps, in concert with world renowned physicists, engineers, scientists and others, is leading the effort to design and develop an innovative linear accelerator to address this issue to improve access to, and the quality of, cancer care globally.  

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